New York: Oxford University Press, 1926. First American Edition. Small 4to. 196 pp. 15 tipped-in color plates and full-page black & white drawings illustrated by Willy Pogany. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine; illustrated endpapers. A very good copy (light burnishing to gilt on spine; wear to extremities; spotting to front cover). Item #20951
In this book, Willy Pogany displays his keen interest in illustrating fairy tales, paying great attention to botanical details. William Andrew Pogany (born Vilmos András Pogány (1882 – 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. His contemporaries include C. Coles Phillips, Joseph Clement Coll, Edmund Dulac, Harvey Dunn, Walter Hunt Everett, Harry Rountree, Sarah Stilwell Weber, and N.C. Wyeth. He is best known for his pen and ink drawings of myths and fables. A large portion of Pogany's work is described as Art Nouveau. He used dreamy and warm pastel scenes with watercolors, oil paintings, and especially pen and ink.